Going Down Swinging works across platforms to produce high quality publications and events that support writers and artists telling stories worth sharing.
Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals: publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing special, sold-out live events. We believe in fostering a community of writers and artists dedicated to their craft and the ideas behind it. We encourage the creation of new work, and support this by placing great value on editorial feedback and development for those voices still emerging.
Co-Editor — Georgia Coldebella
Georgia Coldebella started at Going Down Swinging in 2018 as an intern and is now Co-Editor. She holds a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing from the University of Melbourne, where she focused on genre fiction and queer retellings of traditional stories. You can find her words at Going Down Swinging, Antithesis, Seizure, and elsewhere on the internet.
Co-Editor — Hollen Singleton
Hollen started at Going Down Swinging as an intern in 2018 and is now a Co-Editor.
They are a PhD candidate at RMIT and a writer. In 2021, they received runner-up in the Peter Carey Short Story Prize. In 2020, they received a Highly Commended in the Rachel Funari Fiction Prize.
They’re originally from rural NSW.
General Manager & Community Projects —
Wai-Mun Mah started at Going Down Swinging in 2019 as an editorial intern and is now Marketing Manager & Community Projects Editor. Their responsibilities include managing Going Down Swinging’s social media presence, building out the journal’s community, and revolutionising overall product. In their time with the organisation they have spearheaded a number of community-based marketing initiatives, such as GDS Reads.
Wai-Mun is passionate about developing programs that benefit both Going Down Swinging and its writers. She focuses on spotlighting emerging writers and their craft, commissioning creative projects that provide exciting work opportunities for writers while simultaneously creating financial or brand benefits for the organisation.
They hold a Master of Writing and Publishing from RMIT.
Online Editor — Pip Grylls
Pip Grylls started as an intern at Going Down Swinging in 2020 and is now senior online editor. Pip entered the creative industry as an intern at the Digital Writers’ Festival (2019), before going on to work as Digital Producer for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Events Coordinator at ArtsHub (both in 2020). As an editor, they started out in the Voiceworks editorial committee and as an intern at GDS. They are putting their dual skills as curator/creative producer and editor to work in genre-bending online programming for GDS in 2022-23.
Pip is non-binary, queer and chronically ill. In their own multidisciplinary explorations, they explore these aspects of self and community. As editor and curator, they are passionate about exploring and nurturing the work of marginalised and emerging writers/artists.
Editorial Intern — Sophie Tegan Gardiner
Editorial Intern — Joanna Guelas